Audrey L. Flack (born 1931 in New York) is an American artist. Her work pioneered the art genre of photorealism and her art is expressed through painting and sculpture. Audrey Flack has numerous degrees including both a graduate and an honorary doctorate degree from Cooper Union in New York City. Additionally she earned a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Yale University and attended New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts where she studied Art History. Her work is displayed in several museums including The Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Audrey Flack’s photorealist paintings were the first photorealist paintings to be purchased for the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection, and her legacy for photorealism lives on to influence many American and International artists today. J.B. Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky organized a retrospective of her work, and Flack’s pioneering efforts into the world of photorealism brought attention to the genre and assisted to popularize it to the extent that the genre remains today. Flack's early work in the 1950s was abstract; one such painting paid tribute to Franz Kline. Gradually, she became a New Realist and then evolved into photorealism during the 1960s. She was the first photorealist painter whose work was added to the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in 1966.